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Where You Can Donate Towards the Hurricane Harvey Relief

Where You Can Donate Towards the Hurricane Harvey Relief

Over the past several days, Hurricane Harvey has torn through Gulf Coast Texas and Coastal Louisiana. Particularly hard hit was the Houston metropolitan region and Port Arthur/Beaumont, Texas. Hurricane Harvey has caused record flooding for the region and will go down in history as one of largest flood producing storms in the U.S. Thousands have been displaced—many losing their homes and irreplaceable mementos. Unfortunately, some have even lost their lives.

Of no surprise to my hometown of Houston and the many regions affected, we have a long stretch ahead of us towards recovery. The journey of recovery and restoration will be a marathon, not a sprint. But one thing I love about being a Texan is that we have always been #TexasStrong. And, nothing can ever change that! Beauty can be found in even our ugliest of times. The way that communities across America have pulled together to join rescue operations, donate money and goods, and volunteer at shelters has been incredible. No matter how strong we may be, we will need the help of others to rebuild!

Therefore, I want to use my platform to encourage you to consider donating locally towards Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts. I compiled a list of organizations by causes for you to consider. 

Cover photo courtesy of Molly Maron

Cover photo courtesy of Molly Maron


City of Houston and Affected Areas

Mayor Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

JJ Watt's Hurricane Relief Fund

https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053


Communities of Color

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

(improves the quality of life for people of African descent)

http://www.shape.org/shape-donations

RAICES

(legal assistance for immigrants in Central and South TX)

https://www.raicestexas.org/


Community Churches

Hope City Flood Relief

http://yourhopecity.com/flood/

Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church

http://goodhope.org/


Food Scarcity

Feeding Texas

(coordinates with food banks across TX)

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/feeding-texas

Galveston County Food Bank

http://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/

Corpus Christi Food Bank

http://www.foodbankcc.com/

Houston Food Bank

http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

http://www.victoriafoodbank.org/get-involved/donations/

Brazos Valley Food Bank

https://www.bvfb.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1


LGBTQ Community

The Montrose Center

(LGBTQ counseling and community center)

http://www.montrosecenter.org/hub/lgbtq-hurricane-harvey-disaster-relief-fund/

The Transgender Foundation of America

http://www.tfahouston.com/


People with Disabilities

Portlight Strategies 

http://www.portlight.org/about.html


Pets

Austin Pets Alive

(displaced animals from Hurricane Harvey)

https://www.austinpetsalive.org/donate/donate-now/

Houston SPCA

http://www.houstonspca.org/


The Homeless Community

The Coalition for the Homeless

https://www.homelesshouston.org/take-action/donate/

The Way Home

http://www.thewayhomehouston.org/

The Homeless Period Project of Austin 

(provides period-related items to displaced homeless)

https://www.youcaring.com/frontstepshomelessshelter-785947


Women, Mothers, and Children

Houston Area Women’s Shelter

http://hawc.org/en/support-us/donate-today/

Star of Hope- Women & Family Emergency Shelter

https://www.sohmission.org/

Texas Diaper Bank

http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/

L.I.F.E. Houston

(provides infant formula and baby food)

https://www.lifehouston.org/donate


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My husband and I are fortunate to be among those who are safe, not displaced, and have no property damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey. We thank you all for your prayers and thoughts for us and those affected by the hurricane. We especially thank you all for your actions in supporting the community that we love dearly and call our home! 

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Many of you are wondering how you can help. Your monetary donations will allow relief organizations to buy what is needed and sustain their efforts. Charitable organizations are going to need support on the long haul. If you are able, consider setting up a recurring monthly donation to support your chosen charity over time. You can also help by sharing this post with your family and friends.
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